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The Old Bakery Cottage, Berrima, NSW by Adrian Paul
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Berrima was established in the 1830s during a time of great exploration and expansion in New South Wales. In 1829 surveyor general Major Thomas Mitchell camped near the site of the present bridge over the Wingecarribee River while surveying the route for the Great South Road. He advised governor Bourke that here was an ideal town site, and surveyor Robert Hoddle submitted a plan for the village which was approved in 1831.

By 1840 Berrima had a Court House and a Gaol, and it became the administrative centre for the southern districts. A stone arch bridge spanned the Wingecarribee and traffic on the Great South Road increased as carts, drays and coaches passed through on their way to and from Sydney. The village prospered as it became a convenient stopping point for the passing traffic. Through the 1840s and into the 60s, there were thirteen inns in the village and the population rose to around 400.

The bakehouse at the rear of this building now operates as a tearoom and museum. The Commercial bank operated from the house at the front during the 1880s.

Camera – Nikon N80 Lens – Tamron 28 -300 VC

Three bracketed RAW images processed in Photomatix Pro 4.2, with finishing touches in Photoshop Elements 6.0

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I am a retired secondary school English teacher and live in Coffs Harbour (NSW) Australia.

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Comments

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 2 years ago

    Great image! And love the history.

  • Thanks baz. Yes, I love this town and its history

    – Adrian Paul

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago

    What a great find and read

  • Thank you Mik. This is a fascinating little town.

    – Adrian Paul

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    Wonderful presentation Adrian. Looks great viewed larger.
    Myra

  • Thank you Myra. I’ll put that idea into the description

    – Adrian Paul

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    Great work Adrian, both in the image and history !
    Not a dry town then, with 13 Inns for a population of 400 in the mid 1800’s :)

  • Certainly not! I love this town and its history. Thanks Trish

    – Adrian Paul

  • Nikonuser
    Nikonuserover 2 years ago

    My kind of capture Adrian. Beautifully captured and processed.

  • Thank you Nikonuser. I appreciate your comment.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Love it! Super image!

  • Thank you Donna, both for your comment and for adding this to your favourites.

    – Adrian Paul

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 2 years ago

    Great work Adrian.

  • Thanks Al.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 2 years ago

    great capture, a fave for me

  • Thanks Di, both for your comment and for adding this to your favourites.

    – Adrian Paul

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 2 years ago


    Lovely image, well done!
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    From your hosts Bevlea Ross and Melissa
    Australia At Large

  • Thank you for featuring this work, Melissa.

    – Adrian Paul

  • myhobby
    myhobbyover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful old building ………it just looks so homey and comforting and inviting……..

  • Thanks myhobbby. yes, it does look like that, doesn.t it?

    – Adrian Paul

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